Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 BBB Rally

Our last motorcycle trip of the year took us to the Blues, Bikes & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville, AR. It's an easy two gas stop trip that we have been making for several years. We made it down to Dickson street to walk around, went to a car show and then spent most of our time at the Pig Trail HD dealership in Rogers where there were alot of vendors, music and LOTS of biker stuff going on.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

2012 Walnut Valley Festival

For this year's bluegrass festival, I set my tent up on Monday next to my friend, Karen's RV and left it there until I could get off work later in the week. My friend, Angelique, drove in from NM and we headed out to the festival on Thursday. As it always does this time of year, the rain moved in that afternoon, stayed throughout the night, drizzled all of Friday and it was cold. But in all, the rain didn't stop me from having a good time. I just layered more clothes, put on my rainboots, knitted in my tent at night by the lantern light and by Saturday the skies cleared and we really got to take full advantage of the many band acts, bicycle ride around the campground and roam around the campgrounds at night. I'm already looking forward to next year's festival.
The Festival
The Campsite
The Knitting
Good Friends, Good Times

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Taormina Circle Vest

The pattern for this vest was very poorly written with errors and vague instructions. I started over at least six times but since it was a birthday gift for my BFF, Laura, I was persistent and figured it out. There are also other posts on Ravelry that address some of the errors. Anyhow - I was pleased with the end result and she looks fabulous in it! I substituted 3 skeins of Berroco's Remix, a 100% recycled fiber yarn of nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

DIY: Badge Necklace

A friend of mine inspired me to make my own badge necklace using wax linen thread, beads and a clasp. I just doubled the thread and tied knots before and after the beads securing them into place. I even had enough leftover beads in the package to make a matching wrap bracelet.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day Oklahoma Weekend

We spent the holiday weekend riding with friends to a campout at Lake Murray in Ardmore, Oklahoma. With temps in the 100's, we changed our non-airconditioned cabin reservations to a motel in town and rode out to the lake in the afternoons, explored the Arbuckle mountains and Turner Falls park. Just like a summer postcard at the lake, we swimmed in the clear aqua/green water in our denim jean shorts. Saying goodbye to summer and the warm riding months always leaves me feeling a little sad.